The sitcom brought back TV’s most famous talking dog during its Christmas episode.
Many fans did not believe that Family Guy writers would really kill Brian, one of the most important characters on the animated show, indefinitely.
It may have taken three weeks to resurrect the character, but on Sunday’s Christmas episode, Brian finally showed up after a Christmas miracle.
“And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson: Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash,” tweeted the show’s creator, Seth MacFarlane, “I mean, you didn’t really think we’d kill off Brian, did you? Jesus, we’d have to be fucking high. Oh and hey… thanks for caring so much about the canine Griffin. He is overcome with gratitude.”